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March 2020

Jie Hu Lecture


Postponed until September 2020.

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May 2020

Commencement 2020

05/16/2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
IL United States

Please stay tuned for an announcement for how we will celebrate this momentous occasion. It will not be a live event held on campus, but it will be a virtual and festive event nonetheless.

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September 2020

Webinar: Landscape Architect Q&A: Michelle Delk (Snøhetta) and Adele Isyanamanova (University of Illinois and Student ASLA)

09/22/2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In view of the recent COVID-19 pandemic and times of uncertainty and isolation, it’s more important than ever to continue connecting students to leaders in the landscape architect community; especially when networking in person is not possible. Understanding that these opportunities are key components in developing as an emerging professional, this event provides the ability to discuss these topics in a more intimate format. During this virtual Q&A session, the presenters will engage in dialogue on leadership, examine the profession…

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Safer Illinois: A Transatlantic Conversation on Privacy and Technology During an Epidemic (with William Sullivan)

09/25/2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

To help universities manage the COVID-19 pandemic on their campuses, researchers at the University of Illinois developed the Safer Illinois app to support the important strategy of contact tracing. How did developers of the app account for privacy concerns and attempt to tailor the app to serve a particular community’s well-being? How transferable is this technology and approach develop at the U of I to countries of the European Union, where GDPR legislation has established new standards for managing digital…

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October 2020

Lecture: Christine Sheppard, “Buildings Don’t Need to Kill Birds: A conservation issue where anyone can make a difference”

10/12/2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

REGISTER Christine Sheppard (Ph.D., Cornell) is director of the Birds Collisions Campaign at the American Bird Conservancy and emeritus Curator of Birds at the Bronx Zoo, where she served from 1978 to 2009. Sheppard has conducted extensive research on modern structures and glass as lethal dangers to birds and ways to mitigate that problem through design. For more information, please contact Prof. D. Fairchild Ruggles.

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Columbus Conversation: Arts and Community (featuring Craig Reschke)

10/15/2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

How might community-led cultural initiatives bring people together today and meaningfully improve tomorrow’s civic life? Featuring Miller Prize recipients Ann Lui and Craig Reschke of Future Firm and Sam Jacob of Sam Jacob Studio in discussion with community members Jessica Schnepp and others, this conversation highlights the ways that grassroots creative networks, Friends of the Crump Theater and NOMAD, are at the front lines of preserving cultural arts spaces, and creating platforms that amplify voices and foster creativity as community…

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Inaugural Terry Harkness “Plants in Design” Lecture: Thomas Rainer, Phyto Studio

10/29/2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:50 pm

Thomas Rainer is a registered landscape architect, teacher, and author living in Arlington, Virginia. As a Principal for the landscape architectural and consulting firm Phyto Studio in Washington, DC, and as a leading voice in ecological landscape design, he has designed landscapes for the U.S. Capitol grounds, the Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial, and the New York Botanical Garden, as well as over 100 gardens from Maine to Florida. After receiving an MLA from the University of Georgia, Thomas worked for…

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November 2020

Panel: Fostering Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism in Contemporary Landscape Architecture: Lessons from Cultural Landscape Preservation

11/17/2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The conventional approach to cultural landscape preservation is a self-fulfilling prophecy. The methods employed in the process of historic landmark nomination and designation facilitate a specific result, privileging a hegemonic and exclusionary sense of heritage. Recently, however, individuals both inside and outside established disciplinary frameworks have been leveraging an expanded range of strategies and tools in order to recognize and protect culturally significant landscapes that challenge systemically narrow ideas about what represents meaningful heritage. Those initiatives are helping to foster…

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December 2020

2020 Sasaki Day Lecture: Walter Hood

12/03/2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Walter Hood is the creative director and founder of Hood Design Studio in Oakland, CA. He is also a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and lectures on professional and theoretical projects nationally and internationally. He is a recipient of the 2017 Academy of Arts and Letters Architecture Award, 2019 Knight Public Spaces Fellowship, 2019 MacArthur Fellowship, and 2019 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize. REGISTER For more information about this and other events in our Fall 2020 series,…

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January 2021

January 1 - January 21

Our Spring 2021 calendar of online events will be posted later this month. To be added to our Events email list, please enter your name and email address below. We look forward to seeing you!

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